Volunteer Involvement 

As you begin your service as a volunteer with Yong-en Care Centre, you are embarking on a worthwhile and delightful journey. You may not be able to do everything but you can definitely do something to make a difference in someone’s life.

In Yong-en Care Centre, we will work with you and support you in your placement to make the volunteer experience as meaningful as possible.

CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING IN THESE AREAS

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We welcome Corporates or Institutions looking for a meaningful cause to support, as well as fun ways to engage your organisation. Some ideas:

1) Dementia Day Care

Support our team at Dementia Day Care in daily activities for our dementia clients.

2) Helping needy households

Assist in food packing, food distribution, cleaning/painting of rental flats, be-friending lonely elderly, etc. 

3) Charity Golf Tournament – Annual fundraising event (November)

Sponsorship consideration or golfers to book flights to play for charity. 

4) Partnership in your D&D or Family Day events

You have existing platforms where we can collaborate in. The following are some ideas for such partnership:

Dinner & Dance (D&D)

In our Dementia Day Care we provide value-added activities like painting therapy, art and craft, etc. Some of our clients’ work can be available for ‘sale’, with proceeds donated to Yong-en to sustain our value-added services. We can partner with you to display these items at your D&D event (silent auction at a space allocated). Other options: charity auction of the painting as part of the D&D programme.

Charity Car Wash

We are glad to collaborate with you to do a charity car wash in your premises with your colleagues or students and volunteers running the event together.

Charity Run/Walk cum Family Day

Partners can consider hosting this event as one of your ‘Family Day’ event with Yong-en as your beneficiary charity. Apart from fund-raising by the runners/walkers, we could set up booths selling craft made by our beneficiaries.

Charity Concert

For Corporates/Institutions with talents, do consider showcasing these talents through a Charity Concert; with Yong-en as your beneficiary charity.

We are open to other ideas, and look forward to having a discussion to explore ways that we can customise programmes with your organisation.

Dementia Day Care Services (DDCS)

Daily Activities

  • specially designed activities and physical exercises for our clients, mainly elderly
  • daily exercise, memory game, card games such as bingo, singing, art and crafts, sometimes some hands on cooking sessions.
  • interaction with our elderly, talk to them.

Volunteer Opportunities at DDCS

Activity Frequency

No. of Volunteers Needed

Outings to Places of Interests Alternate Months

10-15

Visit to Places of Interests in the Neighborhood
Alternate Weeks

4-6

Beauty Parlour (Grooming / Manicure) Alternate Weeks (Friday)

6-10

Hand Massage Alternate Weeks

10

Hand-Bells / Music Therapy Weekly

8

Craftwork Weekly

6-10

Baking / Sandwich Making Alternate Weeks

6

Coffee shop - Talk Alternate Weeks

4

Vegetable Gardening / Herb / Horticultural Therapy Weekly

6-10

Story Telling / Newspaper sharing Weekly

4

General Cleaning of Centre Monthy

10-15

Things to note: The elderly are not comfortable with crowds and noise, so we can only have maximum of 10 volunteers for each visit.

 

Counselling, Social Work & Referral Services (CSR)

We help clients of all ages. They are mostly residents of Chinatown in a 1 or 2 room rented flat comprising of seniors who stay alone, single parent family, or sole breadwinners in families with health issues and unable to work as such. We help by providing appropriate information and referral services in the areas of financial assistance, legal and welfare issues as well as empowering needy clients to become self-reliant and take appropriate action to improve their lives.

Services from CSR department:

Financial and Referral Services, Counselling Services, Social Work Services

  • Food rations, financial assistance, cleaning & painting of beneficiaries’ house and depending on needs, we may also get some necessary household appliances.

Presently we have over 300 individuals under our care. Common language: Cantonese and Mandarin.

Volunteer Opportunities at CSR

Activity Frequency

No. of Volunteers Needed

Food Ration Packing

(Sponsorship of food rations welcomed)

Once per month

25

Distribution of food ration / bread to the households Once per month

20

Cleaning and painting beneficiaries' homes By request

15

Tuition for K1-P2 Saturday (2pm - 4pm)

12

Youth Sport Programme Friday (4pm- 6pm)

5

Children Programme  Saturday (4pm - 5pm)

10

English / Chinese / Computer volunteer tutors (for senior adults) Weekdays

6

Planning of outings, games for our clients (of all ages)

Speakers at active ageing programme

School holiday - Students
Senior adult - weekdays

10

Wednesday Night Single Mother Support Group
(Plan programmes for single mothers eg. basic make up skills, jewellery making, baking)
Alternate Wed
(7:30pm - 9:30pm)

2

Things to take note when engaging with residents

  • Empathise with their situation, don’t ask sensitive question when visiting them.
  • if you are regular, you may consider to be a befriender. 

Home Care Service

We provide transitional and continuity of nursing care to clients when they are discharged from the hospital, especially elderly who are homebound. Volunteer Opportunities are available for doctors or registered nurses who would like to provide your service to our existing homebound clients.

 

Volunteer Opportunities in General

We have adhoc requests such as assisting in the packing and wrapping of gifts to prepare for activities/programmes.

Thank you for considering Yong-en Care Centre to contribute your time and talent. We look forward to hearing from you. We are contactable at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6225 1002.